19 July 2017

Orgy at My House

Getting it onnnn... I never thought I would feature "bug sex" on my blog, but here we are.
Yep, I'm hosting an orgy for Japanese beetles.  It's been going on for WEEKS and there is no sign of it letting up.  I've done the expensive sprays and yes, they WORK, but if you live on a little suburban lot as I do, what happens is the bugs just fly in from up the street and you start over again.


 I mean, there are thousands of them.  If I had a brave and willing partner, I could film whilst someone shakes my apple tree and hundreds will fly out with an angry "bzzzt!"


 They seem to not only destroy every luscious apple on my property, but they've also eaten up every green leaf on my apple tree.  Do they want to nibble on the oak trees in my yard?  You know, the ones I wanna get rid of anyway?  NO. They're just like spoilt kids who chuck dinner in the trash and eat ice cream right out of the freezer.  And they double-dip with their drooly spoons.  They get me so mad.


What a mess.  But I'm  not alone!  Apparently just about everyone else who is growing vegetables or roses is dealing with this.  People with useless ornamental plants don't seem to be affected at all.  Stupid bugs.

7 comments:

  1. Over here we're getting the wooly bear caterpillars that don't usually appear until August. I've seen baby ones every day and pick them off to squish them before they get grown. Once they're past about one inch long, just a few of them can decimate a whole garden in a day.

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    1. They look like little bumblebee-bears. I could imagine them eating quite a bit though.

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  2. What a shame! Must be so frustrating seeing all your fruit ruined. Re your comment about comment moderation going back on... yep I was over nasty comments getting through. I also deleted a post as it upset me so much. One woman who bought one of our puppies was blaming ME because her puppy required surgery... this puppy is now over 5 years old and she still wants to blame me! I called her out on her publicly naming and trying to shame me. She used my comment box to have a rant and have a go at me. So, comment moderation went on. No more nasties getting through.

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    1. Unless the mating dogs were brother and sister, I have no idea how that could be your fault...

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  3. Have you thought of netting the tree Christine or is it like our quince too tall?

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    1. It's too tall and the tree specialist who came by said squirrels can chew through the netting anyway...

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